Arsenal fans on Twitter are congratulating Kieran Tierney after a video emerged of the player instructing his teammates to thank the away fans following their penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Immediately after the final Liverpool penalty was scored, the Scottish international told his fellow players to go over to his supporters who’d made the long trip up to Merseyside and thank them for their support.
The shootout followed another classic encounter in the Carabao Cup between the two clubs, with the final score finishing at 5-5.
Fans on Twitter were quick to show their appreciation for the 22-year-old and his leadership skills.
Absolute class from the guy. He’s been great since coming to this club, I love his energy and attitude. Most notably he’s not shy of a crunching tackle ?
— Chiran (@ChiranPatel) October 30, 2019
Feel sorry for him coming into a team that is struggling but hope his optimism and skill helps the rest of the team focus and recover ?
— James Smit (@Smit_Great_Brit) October 30, 2019
If we need a 13th captain, he’s our man.
— Sean Malway Tweets (@naeSnnaCcM) October 30, 2019
True footballer who has his feet on the ground. We are lucky to have him
— Nigel Kay (@kay_nigel) October 30, 2019
Everything I’ve heard about him sets him out as a grounded model pro.
— Paul Davies (@psdavies) October 30, 2019
— Rob (@RobHills) October 30, 2019
The 22-year-old has had to be patient to get his chance to play for Arsenal this season because of the hip injury he had to deal with, however it appears Unai Emery is starting to ease the former Celtic man into the first-team picture.
The Isle of Man-born left-back was making just his fifth appearance for the club’s senior side (per TransferMarkt) and it would not be a surprise if he were to be in the team against Wolves at the weekend.
What do we think?
Tierney is already showing a lot of Arsenal players how you handle the difficult results. Whilst he’s used to winning a lot at Celtic, he knows to appreciate the fans whatever the result. Now, if only one of his teammates could follow that lead.